Officer hit by pickup truck while directing traffic

Officer hit after Astros game at Minute Maid Park

By Frank Espinoza - News Producer
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HOUSTON -  A Houston Police officer is recovering after being hit by a pickup truck while he was directing traffic.

It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Texas and Avenue De Las Americas.

Investigators said the officer was directing traffic as the crowd left Minute Maid Park after a game between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves.

The driver of a pickup truck didn't see the officers commands and ran into him.

The officer was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

The driver was not intoxicated and received a traffic ticket.

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